Step 1: Replace Lawrence Frank with the Spurs' Mike Budenholzer. Gregg Popovich is the best coach in the NBA, bar-none; and he has been for almost two decades now. In the 2012/2013 NBA GM Survey (GM Survey: LeBron and Heat the faves, but look out for L.A. | NBA.com) he more or less swept all of the head coaching categories - best head coach in the NBA, best manager/motivator, best in-game adjustments, second best offensive schemes (behind George Karl), second best defensive schemes (behind Tom Thibodeau). The second best head coach in the league, according to this survey, was Doc-freaking-Rivers. I'm not even sure I'd take him over Frank. It's a terrible era of NBA coaches. It's time to think outside the box a little. Budenholzer - who was voted as the second best assistant coach in the NBA (slightly edged out by Brian Shaw, for some reason?) - has been with Poppovich for a long time now. It's incredible luck that no one's given him a head coaching shot. I'd like to see us take advantage of that. It's not that Frank's a bad coach...it's just that he's not a good one (too long a topic to get too into). Have Budenholzer steal as many assistant coaches and player personnel people as he can from San Antonio. Step 2: Amnesty Charlie Villanueva. It's astonishing to me that this hasn't happened yet. If we're ever going to win another NBA championship, it's going to be with great team defense and great player development. In addition to being grossly overpaid, Charlie V is perhaps the single worst defensive player in professional basketball, and a terrible influence - in every sense of the word - on our young players. Step 3: Don't win another game this season. I want that #1 pick. Step 4: Trade Greg Monroe for a top 3 to 5 pick. Monroe's a borderline top-20 player in the league, he's 22 years old, and he's a great citizen. It's going to be almost impossible to get equal value back for him in a player for player trade. I'd prefer, instead, to swap him for a high pick. I love Greg, he just doesn't fit in (again, too long of a topic to get too into here). Step 5: Trade Brandon Knight and whatever else it takes to get a high enough pick in the draft to select Trey Burke. Seriously, everything's on the table (except for Drummond) - - - our 2nd round pick, a future 1st round pick (not next season's though - explation later), Prince, Stuckey, Singler, Jerebko, Daye, Maxiel, Bynum, Maggette, English, Middleton, Kravtsov. Between all of that, it's gotta be possible. There are things I like about Knight too, but all-in-all, no (again, too long of a topic to get too into here). Step 6: Draft. Hopefully, we'll have the #1 pick (our own), a top 3 to 5 pick (Monroe), and another mid 1st-round pick (Knight and friends). I'm going with McLemore, Muhammad, and - like I said - Burke. The new core: C: Drummond, PF: ???, SF: Muhammad, SG: McLemore, PG: Burke. I like, a lot. Step 7: Off-Season. If still on the roster, I'd get whatever I could for Stuckey and Prince - preferably picks, maintain salary-cap space (again, too long to get too into). If still on the roster, I'd let all of our free agents-to-be go - Daye, Maxiel, Bynum, Maggette (again, too long to get too into). If still on the roster, I guess I'd let English, Middleton and Kravtsov collect pay-checks for another season (who cares). Singler and Jerebko are, really, the only non-core members I'd even care to keep. To fill out the rest of the roster, I'd bring in a group of leadership veterans on one-season contracts. Step 8: 2013/2014 Season. Tank. Start Drummond and the rookies all season. Develop them. Bring in Kravtsov and co. in for 4th quarters in case they start to get too good. Shot at the #1 overall pick, again. I like Jabari Parker. Step 9: 2014/2015 Season. Now we're in business. Core of C: Drummond(21), PF: Parker(19), SF: Muhammad(20), SG: McLemore(20), PG: Burke(21) and a TON of cap-space. ...is it really THAT simple!?